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drank SoHo Blend by Harney & Sons
970 tasting notes

Afternoon and post-workout tea……

This one is such a reward type tea. I had set in my mind that I was going to fix this after my workout and it was great motivation to get me going. Usually, that is the toughest part. Just getting started. And you don’t want to undo all the good you have done by treating yourself with something high in calories. I love chocolate and coconut. I like to think of this one as Mounds in a cup. Mind you, it is still very much tea, but the chocolate and coconut flavors in this one are a real treat. Plus, who doesn’t feel great when you can tell your core is getting stronger by the day? The road to a better life is built on one good choice after another, and I feel a tea like this is an easy good choice. Thank you, Emeric Harney for blending this one!

Usual teapot method.

PS…. I would still send out a few more samples if anyone is interested. The rest is for me!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
K S

“Mounds in a cup.” This sounds amazing.

gmathis

Yum. I’m (involuntarily) practicing tea budgetary restraint, but y’all keep posting such tempting suggestions, when I finally give up and spring for an order, I’m at a loss as to where to start!

Ninavampi

Now on my shopping list! : )

Serendipitea

Oh yum, this sounds good!
Sadly they don’t have it at H&S New Zealand, but if you’re willing to send a sample international I’d love to take you up on that offer .. And no worries if not, I totally understand! I’m happy to order internationally, Just not sure I want to invest in full tin of something I’ve not tried before ..

SimplyJenW

@ Serendipitea….I tried to pm you. Maybe you aren’t following me to get my pms. I will give it a go to ship one to NZ. We can hash out the details via pm.

ashmanra

I shipped tea to Sandy when she was in NZ several times and there was never a problem with customs or anything. It just took about ten to fourteen days to get to her.

Serendipitea

Sorry yes I got the PM, just haven’t been back on until now :)

Thanks ever so much! I’m going to update what’s ‘in my cupboard’ right now, so if either of you or ashmara see anything you would like to try, please let me know :D

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K S

“Mounds in a cup.” This sounds amazing.

gmathis

Yum. I’m (involuntarily) practicing tea budgetary restraint, but y’all keep posting such tempting suggestions, when I finally give up and spring for an order, I’m at a loss as to where to start!

Ninavampi

Now on my shopping list! : )

Serendipitea

Oh yum, this sounds good!
Sadly they don’t have it at H&S New Zealand, but if you’re willing to send a sample international I’d love to take you up on that offer .. And no worries if not, I totally understand! I’m happy to order internationally, Just not sure I want to invest in full tin of something I’ve not tried before ..

SimplyJenW

@ Serendipitea….I tried to pm you. Maybe you aren’t following me to get my pms. I will give it a go to ship one to NZ. We can hash out the details via pm.

ashmanra

I shipped tea to Sandy when she was in NZ several times and there was never a problem with customs or anything. It just took about ten to fourteen days to get to her.

Serendipitea

Sorry yes I got the PM, just haven’t been back on until now :)

Thanks ever so much! I’m going to update what’s ‘in my cupboard’ right now, so if either of you or ashmara see anything you would like to try, please let me know :D

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My motto: Drink the good tea!

Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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